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Mike Neff

Friday Faceoff: Is Dover Still a Monster, or Has Miles Gone Mild?

Dover International Speedway is known as the Monster Mile, but races there of late have been relatively tame. What do you attribute that to, and is the nickname still appropriate? Mike Neff: If you look at the drivers getting out of the cars after 400 laps at Dover, it absolutely deserves …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Brandon Brown Talks Career Run at Dover, What’s Too Fast?

In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss Martin Truex Jr. getting back to victory lane at Dover International Speedway, as he and Alex Bowman came from the back to finish one-two. Many drivers, including Kyle Busch, were outspoken about the aerodynamic package used at Dover, claiming the speeds were …

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Win & You’re In — Probably (& Other Confusing Rules)

After Chase Elliott‘s victory on Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, the never-ending playoffs discussion turned to his automatic eligibility for NASCAR’s postseason. Since this version of the champion selection process was announced, the talking heads on the idiot box have continuously spouted that a …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Corey LaJoie Talks Thrilling Talladega Weekend

In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss the frantic Talladega Superspeedway weekend that arguably saw one of the best superspeedway races in a long time. It must be that the new rules package worked well, right? The Chevrolet brigade teamed up to sweep all three stages at …

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Frontstretch Podcast: 2019 NASCAR Quarterly Review

In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss the state of NASCAR at the quarter mark of the 2019 season. With Joe Gibbs Racing and Team Penske claiming all nine Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races, what grade can we give it? How do we think the new …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Martin Truex Jr. Breaks Through, Matt DiBenedetto Chats 2019

In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss Martin Truex Jr. breaking through to win at a short track in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series — hist first, at Richmond Raceway. Other questions they debate: is how much longer did Joey Logano need to pass the …

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Friday Faceoff: Is It Time For Bristol To Downsize Its Seating Capacity?

Kyle Larson had another miserable day while his teammate Kurt Busch finished second. What’s wrong in the No. 42 camp? Neff: Racing is cyclical. The No. 42 team is struggling right now. They will be fine and Larson will win at Michigan if not before. Gable: It was pretty surprising …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Kyle Busch Show Continues, Bristol’s Bad Attendance, Harrison Burton Reflects on Xfinity Debut

In the latest edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss Kyle Busch‘s most recent win at Bristol Motor Speedway, which makes him three-for-eight in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series this season. One of the big questions is what could have happened had Kurt Busch gotten to the rear …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Denny Hamlin On Fire, Jeb Burton Chats Fun Opportunity With JR Motorsports

In a new edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff talk about Denny Hamlin‘s recent hot performances, including his victory at Texas Motor Speedway last weekend. Then, the duo discusses a strong performance from the Stewart-Haas Racing organization, seeing Clint Bowyer and Daniel Suarez earn top-five results. But what’s preventing …

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